Checking in on Former Toronto Maple Leafs Around the NHL

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Alex Kerfoot

The case of Alex Kerfoot is a peculiar one.

He signed a two-year deal with the Arizona Coyotes for $3.5 million a season. He is making the same amount as he was making with the Leafs. So, the dollar amount was not the issue, and the Leafs had enough to bring him back at that price.

It could be that either the Leafs or Kerfoot decided a change would be good.

Keeping Kerfoot over David Kampf seems like a no-brainer, but the Leafs new general manager, Brad Treliving, decided to re-sign Kampf to a four-year deal worth $2.4 million a season and sign Max Domi to a one-year deal worth $3 million.

The Domi signing is somewhat paying off, but Kampf has been terrible. Kampf over Kerfoot seems like a big mistake on Treliving's part.

Kerfoot registered 40 goals and 94 assists for 134 points in 285 games with the Leafs. He has eight goals and 25 assists for 33 points in 57 games with the Coyotes this season.

The 29-year-old is projected to register 48 points in 82 games. It would be the second-highest point total of his career. He had 51 points with the Leafs during the 2021-22 season. Kerfoot is signed until the end of next season, so if his time in Arizona doesn't pay off, he'll be free to move on elsewhere.